Calcutta, June 30: Six years after expelling him for keeping in touch with “enemies”, the CPM today re-embraced leader Nepaldeb Bhattacharjee as a “friend” who has only the welfare of the party in his heart.
Anil Biswas, the CPM’s state secretary, announced the re-induction of Bhattacharjee into the party structure. He added that the move had the approval of the party politburo and central committee.
Bhattacharjee was expelled in 1997 when he was a member of the state committee. He had been accused of supplying “important and secret information about the party (the CPM) to the party’s enemies”.
Asked whether Bhattacharjee will be re-inducted in the state committee, Biswas said: “It will be decided later. The party has decided to allow him to become the member of the organisation again.”
Though coming back to the party fold after expulsion is not rare in the CPM, sources said the leadership was happy that Bhattacharjee had not spoken ill of the party since his expulsion.